Training school 8th grade 1st floor - room 7


Training school 8th grade 1st floor - room 7
This image depicts an 8th grade Training School class, being led by student teacher K. Maude Cady, who is likely the woman standing behind the podium. Mathematics instruction expanded to cover Algebra in this year, and Geometry lessons were given daily (7th graders only received one lesson a week). U.S. History was also added to the curriculum for eighth graders in the latter half of the year, and the lessons focused on discovery, colonization/settlement, wars, and the overall development of the United States. There was still no organized science curriculum for Training School students in 8th grade, but students were taught about astronomy and meteorology as a part of their “General Lessons” work.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI